This "how-to" book was designed with you in mind; the person who does not have formal training or a degree in education, but who finds himself or herself in front of a classroom. Its no-nonsense approach covers the day-to-day information that you will need to know to conduct a successful class in fire service. Information on how to write a complete outline and lesson plan, how to reach different groups of people, how to handle disciplinary issues, even how to dress, are all covered in this useful resource.
No One is Born a Good Teacher. PRINCIPLES OF GOOD TEACHING: Simple. Selective Information. Good Presentation. UNDERSTANDING MOTIVES OF STUDENTS: Students Who Have To Be There. Students Who Don''t Have To Be There. UNDERSTANDING MOTIVES OF TEACHERS. UNDERSTANDING THE FEAR OF APPEARING STUPID. HANDLING QUESTIONS: Responding to the Question Asked. What to Do When You Don''t Know. Limiting Holding Forth. Praise. Questions Which Are Not Questions. PROBLEM BEHAVIOR: Side Conversations. Interrupters. Late Arrivals. Excessive Arguers. Crude Language Users. Outright Belligerence. Exam Dodgers. Cheating. The Very Smart (And Often Right) Student. TESTING: How to Write a Test. Student Challenges to Questions. HANDS ON.